John Wesley Culp

John Wesley Culp

Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 3 Jul 1863 (aged 23–24)
Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial* Body lost or destroyed, Specifically: Lost After the Battle of Gettysburg

* Alleged or in dispute burial location

Memorial ID 5907987 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Soldier. He was born and raised in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, but enlisted in Company B, 2nd Virginia Infantry of the Confederate Army at Harper's Ferry, Virginia on April 20, 1861. He was captured in March/April 1862 while on furlough and later exchanged. As a member of the Stonewall Brigade he stormed the Union position on Culp's Hill (his uncle farm) on the morning of July 3rd and was killed. Members of his regiments told his family where he fell, but his body was never recovered. It has been speculated that his body was recovered and buried in the local Evergreen Cemetery in the family plot, or it may still be buried somewhere on Culp's Hill. It is also possible that his remains were reinterred in a southern cemetery after the war listed as unknown. Local legend says that he is still buried on Culp's Hill.

Bio by: Ethan F. Bishop

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 29 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5907987
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Wesley Culp (1839–3 Jul 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5907987, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Body lost or destroyed, who reports a Lost After the Battle of Gettysburg.